- Associated Press - Monday, June 22, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska State Troopers say a 31-year-old man has died after shooting himself in a game of Russian roulette.

John Rutherford died Sunday afternoon in a Sterling home.

Troopers say a man who lives at the home notified authorities shortly after 4:30 p.m. Sunday that Rutherford had shot himself and was dead.

According to troopers, responding officers learned Rutherford had been on the couch playing Russian roulette in front of his fiance when the incident occurred.

Troopers say officers found nothing suspicious at the scene of the incident.

Troopers say the body is being sent to the state medical examiner’s office.

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